West Oxfordshire - Flooding Update – 21/7 11:30am
The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Services is pumping water from over 300 homes in Bampton that have been affected by flood water. Approximately 1,000 sandbags have been issued during the last 24 hours.
The flood water has also affected the electricity supply in the area and 1,200 homes are without power.
A number of other villages in the Bampton area have been affected including Clanfield, Black Bourton, Alvescot, Kelmscot, Broadwell, Little Faringdon.
Only 3 people were provided with temporary accommodation, 50 people were accommodated in Windmill Conference Centre in Clanfield.
A small number of properties in Curbridge have been affected.
The River Evenlode has burst its banks and a number of properties have been affected and vehicles stranded.
Minor roads crossing the Evenlode river are impassable.
The River Evenlode has burst its banks affecting a number of properties and vehicles have been stranded.
50 residents of the Old Prebendal Care Home have been moved to the first floor and will be evacuated during the day.
Anyone who needs emergency temporary accommodation due to flooding should make their way to West Oxfordshire District Council's Elmfield offices in New Yatt Road in Witney or call 01993 705056 for advice.
Any requests for sandbags should be made to 01993 705056.
A number of roads in the district are impassable. Information is available on the BBC Travel website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/local/oxford.shtml
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